The percentage of female physicians in the United States has increased. In 2016, 35.2% of active physicians were women.1 However, gender disparities persist in many areas of medicine, such as compensation,2 academic rank,3 medical society awards, and national conference keynote speakers.
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Lewis C, Jin Y, Day C. Distribution of Men and Women Among NCAA Head Team Physicians, Head Athletic Trainers, and Assistant Athletic Trainers. JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 04, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5092
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